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ABC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
. country prepares to welcome and -- welcome in a new tor, time is running out avoid the fiscal cliff. news of an agreement between the came inuse and senate last 90 minutes. we have been following the twists and turns. this does not mean that a deal done, right? >> it has been reached behind closed doors. we are at 0 hours. 58 minutes until we go over the fiscal cliff. there has been a lot of light breaking developments. deal has beena reached that would stop the big that would be enacted across the board if we over the fiscal cliff. this is a live picture from the capital. been a flurry of activity tonight. this still addresses some of the about to happen -- the deal addresses some of to happen asbout well. the vice president walked past d was asked if a deal had been reached. here's what happened. >> happy new year. >> do you have a deal? >> happy new year. >> happy new year. he would not answer the question. that he was smiling is taken as a good sign. e deal that has reportedly reached keeps taxes the every one making $450,000 or less. it also appears this avoids the to defense and other
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
on the fiscal cliff. >> i'm so excited. >> the kounlt down to the new year means very soon some same same-sex couples will be tying the knot in maryland. >> will there be snow or rain tomorrow, we'll talk about it. >> and we're working for you safety tips you need to know before you break open the buply. . >> and bebegin -- we begin with a live look at the crowd in downtown baltimore. thousandspacking the harbor to ring in the new year with the annual fireworks display. the strokeof midnight will bring an exchanging of rings for some of maryland's same sex couples. >> christian, this couple has spent 12 years together now they will marry one minute after midnight when it's legal to do so in maryland. we have seen football players and fast food owners speak up on the issue. now the celebrations begin. . >> . >> 12 years of dating and finally the day comes, she's getting her make up done by her sister. >> you might think things are impossible but if you work on it, things can become possible. >> she and her partner worked on the campaign to legalize same sex marriage. the fight went on
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
dropping the ball on middle class families should lawmakers fail to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> new this morning, iran's state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the strait of hormuz. that area sees 20% of the oil pass through it. the state tv report says that the programs include more ships, submarines and jet fighters. they've warned other ships to stay away from the site until after the new year. >>> melissa mollet joins us from the live desk with more. good morning, melissa. >> good morning. the search is on for 23 pakistani policemen who appear to have been kidnapped by the taliban. they went missing thursday. two northwest posts were -- two policemen were also killed at that time. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> thank you so much. the army general who helped force saddam hussein out of kuwait died. norman schwarzkopf died of complication frs pneumonia. stormin' norman execute theed the first gulf war. a friend of his said schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. >> i think america suffered a tremendous loss with the l
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> and we're live in washington watching last-minute negotiations for the fiscal cliff -- at noon. >>> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight but is not done. >> a little more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the grounds. when police arrived, they found a manner in
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 4:30am EST
after america went off the fiscal cliff. >> happy new year. >> reporter: vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix. he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell who spoke for senate republicans. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew that if we did nothing they would be going up on everyone. >> reporter: the senate voted to reverse are today's tax hikes on 98% of americans. but to keep the higher rate, on families making over $450,000. president obama took credit for breaking 20 years of gop opposition to tax hikes. >> keep in mind, just last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on wealthiest republicans. >> reporter: only 5% said no. >> americans will wake up today to be sure that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his might not go along. boehner sent republicans home to celebrate the new year without the fiscal cliff. >> everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 1:35am EST
. >> indeed. the president got a little upset during tonight's fiscal cliff news conference and it had nothing to do with the issues. >> guys, i can hear you over there. >> yeah. that was the president scolding network cameramen. apparently they were being a little too plowed. you could actually hear them offset. there were words with the concern men after the president spoke which had to be pretty embarrassing. >>> we have the fire and else live to talk about the fire that took one woman's life. mark, what do we know about the victims and why was the one woman not able to get out in time. >> good evening, derek. we did have a tragic fire here in the city of green belt in the number two court of laurel hill road. when firefighters arrived, there was a heavy fire in the first floor already extending up to the second. it eventually burned through the roof. fire investigators are interviewing people. what we're hearing is the possibility that she may have left the house, got out safely before returning back into the house. and obviously, that's something we never want anybody to do, is once you'r
KICU
Dec 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
reconvene on the fiscal cliff after diving more than 150 points the dow bounced back to lose only 18 points. it was the fourth straight day of losses. >> i don't know there's a word to describe how -- the public is going to be. >> why california is going to take an extra hit if we go over the fiscal cliff. >>> new at 10:00, a man was critically wounded at a shooting in an east b.a.r.t. station. it happened this afternoon at the bay point station. service was interrupted for some time while police searched if station but they did not turn up a suspect. the victim only described as a male was taken to the hospital with what is being called serious injuries. >>> 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 1,080 in 1990. in the bay area 165 people have been arrested for dui and there have been three fatal collisions. last year there were 188 arrests and no fatalities. >>> happening now, matt keller is live in fremont where a dui checkpoint is currently on the way. >> this checkpoint has been going on here on fremont boulevard for about an hour. officers are speaking to each
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
. baristas won't be forced to write anything on the cup. >>> regardless of the fiscal cliff, the new year will bring new laws. same sex marriage will be allowed in maryland. that is not not the only new law. we told you about 24 hour casinos and a new law allowing veterans showing their status on drivers license. and freezing a child's credit any time they want to protect them. >>> former president george h. p. w. bush is in intensive care tonight. he has a fever. he is alert and talking with medical staff. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital since before thanksgiving. his doctors say he is struggling with a fever that just won't go away. >> best wishes to him tonight. coming up, does the thought of opening your cell phone bill make you panic? >> $300 a month. >> well, abc2 working for you tonight. which plans are the best for families? >> and don't forget to down load maryland's most powerful news app. you can get maryland's most powerful radar even animated right here on your iphone. >>> and you relied on them decades. what you may have to say bye bye to in 2013. abc2 news is back
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 2:30am PST
rs kill it they get all the fiscal cliff blame. >>> new information on secretary of state hillary clinton and the blood clot that has her hospitalized. the clot is located in a vein in the space between her brain and skull near her right ear. it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. doctors say clinton should make a full recovery and she is making excellent progress. the blood clot is related to the concussion clinton suffered earlier this month. it was discovered during a follow-up exam sunday. >>> from amazing fireworks displays to ancient traditions to our favorite polar plunges. folks around the world marked the beginning of 2013 in their own unique way. nbc's kirk gregory takes us on a tour of all those crazy celebrations. >> reporter: the first major city to celebrate 2013 was auckland, new zealand. fireworks and boat horns rang in the new year. in australia, a seven-ton fireworks display dazzled hundreds of thousands in sydney. with an estimated 1 billion people watching on tv worldwide. a large crowd counted down to the new year in shanghai, china. while in tokyo,
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
over the fiscal cliff. >>> new at 10:00, a man was critically wounded at a shooting in an east b.a.r.t. station. it happened this afternoon at the bay point station. service was interrupted for some time while police searched if station but they did not turn up a suspect. the victim only described as a male was taken to the hospital with what is being called serious injuries. >>> 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 1,080 in 1990. in the bay area 165 people have been arrested for dui and there have been three fatal collisions. last year there were 188 arrests and no fatalities. >>> happening now, matt keller is live in fremont where a dui checkpoint is currently on the way. >> this checkpoint has been going on here on fremont boulevard for about an hour. officers are speaking to each driver and handing them a pamphlet. they say there's been nine dui arrests. they rarely make a drunk driving arrests at their dui checkpoints but they write a lot of tickets. we watched as the officer stopped a car with someone in the back with a baby on their lap. one man's sto
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 1:35am PST
hours to vote on a measure to avoid the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> teetering on the fiscal cliff is given wall street a case of vertigo. the markets plummeted early, but the dow regained most of its 150-point lost. >>> a former bay area city councilman is about to learn first hand how washington works or doesn't. he's a newly elected congressman and heading into the capitol hill quagmire. juliette goodrich talked to stallwell about his plan to fix our fiscal ills. >> let's face it. you're the freshman walking in. >> reporter: 31-year-old newly elected eric swalwell says if the 112th congress can't figure out the fiscal cliff, he's ready to bring some small town solutions to capitol hill. >> so you really think you can take the city of dublin politics to washington and it's gonna work? >> at the end of the day, it's about personal relationships, trust, working together for the people who elected you. >> reporter: swalwell was a dublin city councilman and said he had to work with republicans in other words to pass the city budget. he says it's the
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
impact of the fiscal cliff which technically we have gone over. now it is up to the house. in the early morning hours of new year's day, the senate began voting on a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: the senate voted 89-8 to avoid tax hikes for 99% of all americans. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here. but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> r if the bill eventually becomes law, the bush era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle-class families. >> middle-class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months. but because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be much tougher. >> the fact that the president won challenges partly on s
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
we'd avert the fiscal cliff. new poll shows it's dipped to 50% thinking that. the public thinks we are headed for a big problem. >> doug: breaking news from treasury secretary geithner it go about the debt ceiling. are we about to go to default? >> yes and no. secretary gite it go says today that we will hit debt ceiling on december 31, new year's eve. it only buys a couple of months. it proves even if we get through the fiscal cliff situation we are headed for a major showdown next year. >> doug: ed henry traveling with the president in honolulu. what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff? molly henneberg explains it means more money of the of your wallet. >> taxes are going up on everyone immediately. if washington can't come to a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> you have less money in a difficult economy with little clarity. >> the economy will go down sharply. >> look at the number from the tax policy center. this is the average tax hit the families take on top of what they pay on taxes. those make between $40,000 and $50,000 pay extra $1700. >> if you manage to make over $200,000, it
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 12:00am PST
we'd avert the fiscal cliff. new poll shows it's dipped to 50% thinking that. the public thinks we are headed for a big problem. >> doug: breaking news from treasury secretary geithner it go about the debt ceiling. are we about to go to default? >> yes and no. secretary gite it go says today that we will hit debt ceiling on december 31, new year's eve. it only buys a couple of months. it proves even if we get through the fiscal cliff situation we are headed for a major showdown next year. >> doug: ed henry traveling with the president in honolulu. what happens if we go over the fiscal cliff? molly henneberg explains it means more money of the of your wallet. >> taxes are going up on everyone immediately. if washington can't come to a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> you have less money in a difficult economy with little clarity. >> the economy will go down sharply. >> look at the number from the tax policy center. this is the average tax hit the families take on top of what they pay on taxes. those make between $40,000 and $50,000 pay extra $1700. >> if you manage to make over $200,000, it
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
the "fiscal cliff," new taxes to help pay for the affordable healthcare act will take effect january 1. but the average american will not really see a difference in his bill to the irs. the wealthiest 2% of americans and the healthcare industry will pick up the majority of the tab. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now, ladies and gentlemen, time for the big story of the day. that is as per usual the weather and now the hardest working woman in showbiz. >> i have been working a lot lately. i know. yeah. the holidays, busy time. and if you are out and about traveling you know the rain has been a big issu the last few days. we'll get some brief dry breaks but we have heavier cells moving through. look over san francisco. everywhere you see that orange and yellow that's the heavier rain moving through actually through hayward right now if you are traveling the nimitz anytime in the near future. dublin-pleasanton socked in with rain. so the main cold front has already moved through. this is just unstable air behind it. cool and breezy throughout the afternoon finally drying out by o
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
, what's yours? >>> happy new year! just 17 hours from it every 2013 and the fiscal cliff. congress putting your money at risk. may be a last-minute vote in the senate today. again, that is more than 517 days after they could have fixed the thing to start with. in case you weren't angry yet, president obama sign the executive order that gives executive worker as a pay raise. won wonders whether congress has earned their raise. grover and i have never agreed on anything rat all except the fact that congressmen shouldn't have had a raise on thursday. good morning, goo to see again. >> good morning. >> you continue to engage in the conversation which i always appreciate. let me ask you this, you don't want taxes going up on anyone. but when things looked like they were aat an impasse and house speaker john boehner, the highest elected in the country. put forward his plan b about a week ago, you read it through, and you said you would be okay with people who had signed this anti tax pledge of yours voting for that bill. voting for an increase of taxes. and you will phrase it differently
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
christine romans. >> and i'm ali velshi. the fiscal cliff edition of "starting point" begins right now. >> our "starting point" this morning is breaking news. the senate strikes a deal on the fiscal cliff, but not before we've officially fallen off the cliff. we are off it right now. here is where things stand right now. a bill crafted by vice president joe biden and minority leader mitch mcconnell passed in the senate by a margin of 89-8. happened just after 2:00 in the morning. the republican controlled house has agreed to consider this later this morning. but anyone's guess how this will turn out. if the house votes yes, the measure would generate 600 billion in revenues over the next ten years. how things are sized up overnight. >> i've said all along, our most important priority is protecting middle class families. this legislation does this. >> this shouldn't be the model of how we do things around here. but i think we can sigh we've done some good for the country. >> if it passes the house, here is what the plan means for you and your family. bush era tax cuts would stay in place for individuals earning less than $400,000 a year and coup
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 9:00pm EST
cliff. news about the secretary of state, she in the hospital tonight. can you update us on her condition. >> this is statement from secretary of state spokesperson, hillary clinton is in the hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot stemming from a concussion she sustained several weeks ago. her doctors will continue to assess the situation in the next 48 hours and see if any further action needs to be taken. >> reporter: okay, rich. fox business network here all night. we'll be monitoring potential of a deal and also watching some of the asian markets, hong kong just now beginning to trade. we'll update you at the 10:00 p.m. hour. we want to remind you at 5:00 a.m., sheryl will be here to start the trading day for that. with the opening bell at 9:30 here at new york. if there is a deal we'll have it for you if it happens during our break at the top of the hour but at 5:00 a.m., as well. we'll return to our programming now. hand. it is a time consuming labor which they have to do for hours every week. they want the washing mhine. they don't want to spend such a large part
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
"the new york post," pretty amusing. off the fiscal cliff, this is really going to hurt. i think everybody can relate to that one. for taxpayers, $500 billion increase in taxes. how will that hit people, how meaningful is it going to be, will they see the results in their first paychecks? >> for sure the higher taxes that came with health care reform. 8% on the income, 9% of payroll, every american 2.2% on every medical device except my glasses, contacts hearing aids. those are happen. payroll tax will go away almost certainly. your payroll tax is almost smaller. gerri: your first paycheck will be smaller in the new year, right? >> no question. it will try to avoid the first paycheck, and for the bush tax cuts, but there's no guarantee they can keep i that up for very long. this is a story where the checks get smaller and the economy is weaker very quickly. gerri: let's talk about entitlement programs and the impact on them. social security will have a deficit this year of $6 billion yet again. can't keep up with social security. what is the longer-term impact of what is going on
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 12:00pm PST
to avoid the fiscal cliff on new year's if democrats and republicans can't compromise, tax hikes will kick in, the tax policy center said families making $50,000 a year will have to pay $2,400 more in taxes. >>> the excon who lured firefighters to their deaths left a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> we are being shot at. multiple fireman down, i'm shot. >> that was a call that a wounded firefighter made, william spangler burned his home yesterday and waited for first responders. he was armed a gun, a shot gun and a rifle. he opened fire when crews arrived. arrived. two firefighters were killed. >> just always there for you. you just take them for granted. you don't -- >> two more wounded are still in the hospital on this christmas day. spangler took his own life. his rifle is the same make and caliber weapon used by the newtown shooter. >>> families in connecticut are trying to find solace on this christmas day. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at the sandy hook elementary more t
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
follow the fiscal cliff negotiations and any new developments to come. for more coverage, what world news but here tonight at 6:30. >> charges pending against three people involved a police case that ended with a crash in southeast d.c. today. d.c. police said the suspect stole a car in landover and allegedly stole items from cars and other locations. a police chase followed, and the suspect fled in a stolen car. the driver lost control, hit another car and slanted to a metro bus near the intersection of wheeler and southern have occurred. several people were injured in the crash. all three suspects are now in police custody. two man charged with brutally beating a man near eastern markets last august have pleaded not guilty. the co two are demanding a jury trial and wilbur current -- return to court for a status hearing next wednesday. >> loudoun county, a sheriff's deputy found himself on the other side of the law. robert degroot being held tonight after allegedly assaulting his friend. >> he is being held with no bond. he has been with the loudoun county sheriff's office for
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
in the talks to avoid that fiscal cliff. tonight, the news is not good. negotiations are at a stand fall. autria godfrey has been following developments all day long. >> just a short time ago we were told that talks to to a screeching halt. vice-president joe biden talking with the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell this afternoon. perhaps proof of how dire the circumstances are, president obama took to the sunday show, potentially setting when we careen off the cliff, and in congress. less than 48 hours from falling off the cliff, president obama is putting the blame on republicans. >> the offers i have made them are so fair that a lot of democrats get mad at me. >> on his first sunday show appearance since 2009, the president said just a day ago that he was optimistic that a short-term deal could be reached. now, not so much. >> what we're seeing here is a monumental failure of presidential leadership. >> the better back-and-forth continues to be over how to cut spending and what the income threshold to be for who gets a tax hike. >> what i am arguing for is maintaining tax
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the news comes just three hours before the new year's deadline. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on where it all stands now. grace. >> reporter: late developments brian. this all coming together in the last several minutes. what we have just learned is that the senate will be voting tonight before midnight. that's the deadline and you can see we have a live look at the u.s. capital as of right now. we are also just hearing that the vice president is headed right here to the capital to brief senate democrats on the details of the deal that they will be voting on toinght. for individuals making more than 400,000 or households more than $450,000, their tax rates are expected to go up next year. for two million jobless americans, their unemployment benefits should be extended at least another year. and that so-called inheritance tax will go from 35 to 40%. but even with all these compromises, it is likely that most of us will be shelling out more cash to the irs come next year. >> you know, keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
, a couple of updates on where things stand on the fiscal cliff. he says, but the house rules committee will do at 8:00 is always derided as "martial law." he is talking about the news released by the rules committee that they will meet this evening at 8:00 p.m.. we will try to update the story for you. one at a house republican, settling in for a delicious pizza dinner and to talk about something not involving a fiscal clift deal. and from nbc -- one rep will be "real crabby" if congress is here on wednesday -- he has rose bowl tickets. you can follow this at our fiscal cliff page at c- span.org/ficalcliff. joe manchin introduced a new bill that he said it would soften the impact of going over the fiscal cliff. he calls it deep cliff alleviation at the last minute -- he says he is not happy to write it. here is what he said at the floor. >> thank you. i will first of all thank both of my colleagues for the diligent work -- they have committed themselves to this work and i appreciate it. mr. president, i rise today frustrated, embarrassed, and angry. it is absolutely inexcusable that all of us find ourselves in this place at this time, standing on the floor of the senate in
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
>> no rest for lawmakers as a late night deal is reached in the senate on the fiscal cliff. but the u.s. still poised to go over the cliff. >>> but even as the country rang in the new year the deadline for that deal was passing. what happens next for lawmakers? and what impact is it going to have on your wallet? >> also we're learning new details about secretary of state hillary clinton's blood clot in her head. we'll have the latest on her treatment. and her prognosis. >>> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> good morning, welcome to "early start" everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm ali velshi. >> and i'm christine romans. zoraida is off today. it is 6:00 a.m. right now on the nose. well 20 seconds away. >> and breaking news. can you feel it? we're actually over the fiscal cliff. so, now it's up to the republican-controlled house to pull us back. here's what happened while you were sleeping, or sleeping or dg else. a deal crafted by vice president joe biden and minority leader mitch mcconnell passed the senate by a margin of 89-8. that vote wrapped up after 2:00 a.m. eastern time. the house takes up this plan later on this morning. no telling on how that will turn out i
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
>>> hi, everybody. happy new year. welcome to the ""wall street journal" report. the fiscal cliff, the taed line and what it means. we'll look ahead, we'll look back, our all-star panel on the big news that hasn't happened yet if preview of the big stories and trends for 2013. and then we will hit the highlight reel. my interviews with the most important, influential and interesting people of the past year. the journal report begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal" report. now, maria bartiromo. >> all that ahead, but first, here's fill griffith with the look at the stories making headlines this week. >> thanks, maria. here's what's making news as we are heading into a new week and new year on wall street. congress is working the weekend, attempting to avert some part of that $6 billion in automatic tax increases and the spending cuts that are set to kick in on januar1st. that fiscal cliff and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both uses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility.
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
to the fiscal cliff come the new year, now the president is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house, kyla campbell joins us live from dc. >> reporter: tara, some members of congress hope this meeting will produce a deal but others say the situation is hopeless and this meeting is just for show. we are taking a live look outside the white house, still not sure whether we are going to get video from the high stakes negotiations, harry reid and mitch mcconnell and john boehner and nancy pelosi are joining president obama and the vice-president. the white house insists the president is not putting new offers on the table but there are reports of a compromise to raise tax rates for them. both sides say thar are disappointed. >> it is totally a lack of courage to deal with these issues. from washington to wall street there is a sense of gloom but the prospects of deal. here in dc a new furlough warning went out to federal workers, deep spending cuts and tax hikes go into effect for every 1 on new year's eve if congress doesn't take action. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 new
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
up with a small, kick the can down the road bill that creates another fiscal cliff to deal with with fiscal cliff. >> reporter: lawmakers are talking about how to retroactively avoid going off the fiscal cliff on a new congress. >>> the fiscal cliff debate is impacting people here in the bay area who's lives could dramatically change as soon as tomorrow. tom vacar is live at a highway work site in oakland and has the story of one woman and her looming fear. tom-- >> reporter: the people who work here are well paid and they're onvacaon. but for other people, the fiscal cliff might as well be a financial guillotine. though ilea thomas searches, she's been out of work for two years picking up any odd jobs as much as she can. >> it's been discouraging. i come in here three times a week and maybe i'll go to a friend's house and use their internet to look for work. >> reporter: long term unemployment benefits have been a life send. >> i can breathe a little while i'm looking for work. even though it's not the same amount that i was getting when i was working. >> but thomas is one of 400, 400,000 californians who will not be able to get medicare payments tomorrow. >> not being able to buy groceries, not being able
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
over the fiscal cliff unless congress and the white house can work out a last minute deal. if there is no new budget deal by midnight tonight east coast time income tax rates will go up for all americans. coming up at 5:15 the two men leading the last minute negotiations. >>> the chp is trying to figure out what led up to a crash that killed a motorcycle rider in concord last night. it happened just before 6:30 on kicker pass road. the chp says no other cars were involved and it's unclear why the driver lost control. >>> three people are recovering after a crash after a car crashed into a concord funeral home. it happened yesterday afternoon at the we met brothers concord funeral chop ill on clayton road. it appears two teens were racing when they lost control and crashed their car into the building. the teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a 66-year-old man who was inside the building has a broken leg. police interviewed a second driver that may have been racing the teens but have no arrests yet. >>> police officers are out there watching for drivers that may be celebrating too m
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 4:30am EST
in bit. >>> 4:32. we have breaking news involving the fiscal cliff. just after midnight, the u.s. senate celebrated the new year by-passing a bill to avoid the cliff. and today, the house will take the vote sometime around noon. the sense in dc is most of the worst is now behind us. abc has latest from the nation's capital. >> reporter: as americans range in the new year the senate was in session in the middle of the night passing a bill after the fiscal cliff deadline went by. >> we have done some good for the country. >> reporter: since lawmakers missed the midnight deadline nearly every american wakes with up higher taxes. but congress can undo those tax hikes if the house passes the senate's bill. vice president biden who was instrumental in brokering the deal told reporters he is hopeful it gets through the house but you never know. >> you shouldn't predict how the senate will vote before they vote and number two you surely can't predict how house is going to vote. >> reporter: the bill would extend tax couples for those earning under 400,000 dollars and prevent a big tax hike in a state valued at less tha
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
, new hope on a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders later today. danielle leigh joins us. >> that meeting in many ways a last opportunity for the president and congressional leaders to reach a deal and get something done before this year is over. if this meeting is unsuccessful it could seal this country's fate, as some developments yesterday. house members no longer on stand by. ready to come back sunday. to take a vote. when these tax cuts expire just about every worker is going to see their paycheck reduced. it's going to eliminate unemployment extensions and initiate spending cuts across the board. >> how will people see this in their paychecks and in their taxes? >> workers will feel it immediately in their paychecks. those paychecks will be reduced. those making 40,000, 50,000 are going to see 1700 less a year. it continues as the wages increase. so people are going to feel this in their pocketbooks. >> all right, danielle, thank you. >>> last night on the rachel maddow show, debbie stab nau talked about the looming fisca
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 2:00am PST
before returning to capitol hill tomorrow for one more day of solving the fiscal cliff before the new year. and president obama has cut his vacation one day short and heading back today. does it still look doable? >> there is hope for a deal but confidence in that grand bargain has already but disappeared. >> reporter: americans are already taking a hard look at their wallets as confidence in the fiscal cliff diminishes. >> i don't think there is a grand bargain but hope a deal will be cut. >> reporter: if congress doesn't change tax cuts in day, middle income earners will owe extra by the end of the year and they will cut back on auto industry, apparel and entertainment. >> once they cut back on that, that will be dramatic. >> reporter: retailers support 1 in 4 american jobs and if the downturn intensifies, those jobs are at risk. >> if retailers stop creating jobs, the economy as a whole stops creating jobs. >> reporter: the weight is excruciating for some and president obama left them $200 billion apart. >> the president was $200 billion higher on revenues and speaker boehner, $200 bill
PBS
Dec 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
agreeing on a fiscal cliff deal? darren gersh reports. >> reporter: here is a measure of how bad things are now in washington. markets rallied on news the house will come back to work on sunday, even though there is no solution ready for lawmakers when they return. and in the senate, which is back at work, republican leader mitch mcconnell warned he would not write a blank check to the white house, though he said he would keep an open mind on anything the president proposes. >> it appears to me the action, if there is any, is now in the senate side and we'll just have to see if we're able, on a bipartisan basis to move forward. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid said he too would try to reach agreement. but that was after spending most of the day hammering away at house republicans. reid blamed the current stand off on the inability of house republicans to pass their own plan which would have extended tax breaks for everyone making less than a million dollars a year. >> it's the mother of all debacles. that was brought up in an effort to send us something. he couldn't even pass it among the republicans it was so absurd. he m
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
news alert. shy of the deadline the senate passed a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> that goes to the house for a vote. doug mcelway is live with what it all means. you have been up all night so have i, what do we have? >> little more than 2 hours after the deadline passed they passed a stopgap fiscal cliff bill that spares the vast majority of americans tax increases. it passed with broad bipartisan support the final vote was 89 yai's 8 nay's. they pent went to the floor to describe a flawed bill one of the best they could craft given the different priorities over the two parties for the last couple years. >> shouldn't be a model of how we do things but i think we can say we have done some good for the country. we have done some good for the country. we have taken care of the revenue side of this debate. >>> working through the night we have reached a deal with sen more mcconnell. i have said all along the most important priority was to pa protect the middle class families. >> it raises tax rates on incomes over 400,000 for individuals 450,000 for couples. it blocks the spending
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
news. >> you can get the latest on efforts to reach a fiscal cliff steel throughout the day. wjla.com. we will have full coverage at 5:00. happening right now, developing news out of new york. secretary of state hillary clinton is in the hospital this afternoon. she is big news for blood clots. t-fal in her home earlier this month and suffered a concussion. during a follow-up exam, doctors discovered the blood clot. if she was committed to new york presbyterian hospital testicles. doctors are treating her with a blood thinner. the treatment suggests that mrs. clinton will be ok. >> if you have a bleeding in your head, you would not put someone on anti-coagulant for treatment. they said they expect her to be in the hospital 48 hours. >> this is the second time mrs. clinton has suffered a blood clot. in 198898 she was hospitalized for blood clots behind her knee. the philadelphia eagles have fired their head coach andy reed. the owner says it's time for them to move in a new direction. he was not the only one fire today. they let go of smith. the -- the bears got lovie smith. more on that at 5:00 tonight. a long-awaited trip to the post- season, but rgiii has hel
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
three days until the so- called fiscal cliff, and there are new developments on the road to a deal. richard reeve has been following all of the twists and turns. while there is still nothing concrete, both sides are talking? >> that is right democratic and republican leaders are trying to broker a last-minute deal to allow a rank-and-file vote sunday, the radically house members back in session sunday night would look but time is running out. as the fiscal cliff deadline approaches -- >> i cannot believe we got this close. >> the sign of the times reflecting most americans' frustrations. >> sit down, go into a room, and don't come out until you take care of this. >> the fallout with no deal. and every american's tax rates are going up. every american's paychecks will get a lot smaller. >> friday, president obama and congressional leaders met about an hour and agreed to keep talking. >> it is constructive and it is getting done. we will see. >> this eveleaders in the senate are signaling they are ready to compromise. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. and if there were is no deal the pr
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 2:00am PST
news confirming he will be cutting his vacation short to get back to work on the fiscal cliff. peter doocy has more. >> president obama will departed hawaii for washington, d.c. late tonight leaving his wife michelle and daughters sasha and malia behind. the latest guidance we have from white house is that the president will be back here in the nation's capital where it is presently 36 degrees sometime tomorrow morning. united states government is set to go off the fiscal cliff on new year's day. at this point we don't know if the president plans to return at the to hawaii if the tax hikes are avoided well in advance of the of the new year. he's there to talk to himself. john boehner will come back at any time. his office told us it would be sometime after christmas. so he could be back as soon as today. the upper chamber in commerce is coming back tomorrow to pick up where they left off on the important domestic surveillance bisa. they will meet for a vote on the $50.6 billion bill for hurricane sandy relief. they will be back in the same zip code as far as we know there are no spec
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
than ever. >>> between fiscal cliff talks and global economic recovery, business stories will continue to dominate the headlines as we head into the new year but there was also a lot to talk about in the last year. we recap the top business stories of 2012. >> reporter: the economy continued its slow recovery with help from the rebounding housing markets. both sales and prices increased. >> buyers are coming back. >> reporter: five major banks agreed to a $25 billion settlement for unfair mortgage practices. the ceo of jpmorgan chase has revealed a trading loss that cost the bank more than $6 billion. we made a mistake. i'm absolutely responsible. the buck stops with me. >> reporter: facebook cheered as its stock became available to the public. shares dropped quickly, eventually sliding into the 20s. the broader stock market gained ground. though wall street worried debt troubles overseas could cause a collapse of the european banking system. >> that could be very, very ugly. >> reporter: severe weather took a toll on the nation's economy. the drought scorched 80% of u.s. farmland. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: and hurricane sa
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
news is good news and fiscal cliff talks are at a standstill with neither side wanting to give ground at this point. >> trying to find a lining around that cloud, if there is one, and democrats and republicans are still talking. they are still trying to reach a deal to stop the spending cuts and tax hikes that are likely or possible to push our economy back into the recession if we go over the fiscal cliff. >> but ali, neither side is budging much. you have been reporting on it for the last couple of hours. friday though, president obama said that he was optimistic that the two sides could reach a deal. this morning, he sounded less positive though. >> if, you know, if people start seeing that on january 1st, this problem still has not been solved, that we haven't seen the kind of deficit reduction that we could have had, had the republicans been willing to take the deal they gave them, and if they say that people's taxes have gone up which means consumer spending will go down. >> and keep in mind that the senate is the first hurdle. any deal has to pass the house. we are not into the
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
fiscal cliff, but the senate is pushing forward hoping they will have the deal by midnight tonight. we will technically go over the cliff on new year's day. the house hopes to fix everything on wednesday. they hope the markets will stay calm if the senate? today. mellon says they're happy with this final deal -- no one says they are happy with this final deal. reporting live from the capital rebecca cooper. >> jobs at the pentagon may be in jeopardy when we go over the fiscal cliff. they are not the only military related work at stake. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is live at the pentagon tonight. >> last week, defense secretary leon panetta said day-to-day operations would likely not change dramatically if we go over the fiscal cliff. any potential layoffs would probably not happen immediately. workers are watching this very closely. watching children skate round and round is how many americans would describe what they're watching right now on capitol hill. >> it is absolutely unconscionable. >> in the pentagon, it is alarming. it would lead to sequestration across the board government cuts. the planning has already b
WETA
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
fiscal cliff ends with no announcement of a deal. a 6-year-old british girl abducted by her father and taken to pakistan is reunited with her mother in the u.k. welcome to "bbc world news." also to come, no where to pray for moslems in athens. and a quite at hollywood that revolution, making big returns to the silver screen. >>> breaking news coming to us from singapore. in the past few minutes, it was just announced that the indian woman who was gang raped in delhi earlier this month that has caused national average has died. she was being treated at a hospital in singapore where she was on life-support. in india, her brutal attack triggered nationwide protests. the authorities struggling to contain the growing anger. we have received a statement from a doctor, the chief executive of the hospital where she was being looked after. "we are very sad to report the patient passed away peacefully at 4: 40 5:00 a.m. today singapore time. her family and officials from the high commission of india were at her side. we join her family in mourning her loss. the patient had remained in extremely critical condition since admission to hospital from the morning of december 27. despite all
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